Sunday's Swim Report - Go USA! Florida No. 1 In Shark Attacks!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Lane 1 - Speedway Media posts "Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte to serve as Grand Marshal for the first Gatorade Duel. Ryan Lochte, three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and Daytona Beach native, will serve as Grand Marshal for the first of two Gatorade Duel At Daytona 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway."
Lane 2 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "D'Arcy Olympic dreams languish amid board silence. THE fate of controversial swimmer Nick D'Arcy still hangs in the balance two days after the Swimming Australia board met to consider it."
Lane 3 - Gator Sports posts "Roundup: UF produces nation’s top swimmers, fall short at SECs. The 2012 Southeastern Conference swimming and diving championships came to a close Saturday night at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. In a tight finish, the Florida men (700) narrowly missed the top spot, to sit behind Auburn (730.5) in the runner-up spot, for the eleventh conseutive year, while the UF women finished third behind the University of Georgia (781), and host, Tennessee (629.5)."
Lane 4 - Sunshine State posts "2011 Report: Florida No. 1 In Shark Attacks, None Of Those Fatal (VIDEO). Sharks are finally exacting their revenge on humans, according to the University of Florida’s (UF) recently released International Shark Attacks File."
oL posts "Van der Burg wants secluded Olympic build up. Olympic Games medal hopeful Cameron van der Burgh says he will swim in fewer races this year to keep his form secret from his competitors ahead of the global showpiece in July. “I don't really want to give my form away to my competitors,” Van der Burgh said."
Lane 6 - The Canberra Times posts "A twit born every minute…Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan tweeted Tuesday he was on his way to Canberra for testing at the AIS. The Canberra Times picked it up and made inquiries, only for Swimming Australia to fall over itself quicker than Thorpie falling off the blocks at the 2004 Olympic trials. Swimming Australia said the session was secret and media was banned. The last time they chucked such a hissy fit to an AIS visit was in 2003, when superfish Michael Phelps and others were in Canberra testing the now outlawed LZR racing suits. Turns out Sullivan and Geoff Huegill were just doing some wet-plate testing, a technology designed to measure reaction times off the blocks and smooth out any kinks in our relay changeovers before the Olympics. How do we know? Sullivan tweeted it."
Lane 7 - Fox Sports posts "Lezak preparing for next challenge in London. Last Saturday, a plastic ice pack was placed around Lezak's right knee after he climbed from the pool at the Mizzou Aquatic Center following a second-place finish in a 50-meter freestyle heat. At age 36, his body has changed from his world-record 46.06-second split in Beijing, but the veteran swimmer is confident in his speed as he trains for London."
Lane 8 - NatGeo posts "Shark-Attack Deaths Highest in 19 Years—Travel Trends to Blame? U.S. fatalities down, possibly due to economic downturn."